In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moreleigh like this:
MORELEIGH, or MORLEY, a village and a parish in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands 2¼ miles E of the river Avon, and 5½ SSW of Totnes r. station: was once a market-town; is now a seat of petty sessions; and gives the title of Earl to the family of Parker. The parish comprises 487 acres. ...
Post town, Totnes. Real property, with Halwell, £4,732. Rated property of M. alone, £878. Pop. in 1851,158; in 1861,122. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. Stanborough fort, an ancient strength which gave name to the hundred of Stanborough, stood here. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £180.* Patron, H. M. Stockdale, Esq. The church is of the time of Edward I., and was recently in a dilapidated condition.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moreleigh, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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